One UI 5 beta now available for Galaxy S21 devices in the US

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra winter

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  • The primary beta of One UI 5 for Galaxy S21 units is now obtainable in america.
  • It seems this might be primarily based on the second beta launched for different units, so Galaxy S21 units won’t be too behind the curve.
  • You’ll want to make use of the Samsung Members app to see when you’re eligible for the beta.

In August, Android 13 turned official. The latest model of Android is already obtainable on Pixel telephones, however Samsung telephones are nonetheless ready for it. Samsung has been operating a beta program, however just for sure units and in sure areas.

In the present day, although, it seems the Android 13-based One UI 5 is right here for Galaxy S21 units in america (through Droid-Life). This represents the primary time Galaxy S21 telephones have had a style of Android 13 (properly, in an official capability, anyway).

As with earlier rollouts of One UI betas, you’ll want to make use of the Samsung Members app to get the beta. Not everybody will get it, nonetheless. Once you fireplace up the app, you must see a banner asking you to provide One UI 5 a attempt in your Galaxy S21. Should you don’t see the banner, you may’t check out the beta. Generally closing and re-opening the app a number of occasions could make the banner seem.

See additionally: Everything you need to know about Samsung’s Android skin

Curiously, the replace seems to be completely different than the preliminary beta we’ve seen hit different units in different nations. It’s attainable that is the primary beta for the Galaxy S21 sequence within the US however primarily based on a later beta. That would imply that Galaxy S21 customers within the US received’t have to catch as much as the opposite packages.

One UI 5 will carry the entire core features of Android 13 to the Galaxy S21 sequence. It is going to additionally supply higher Materials You theming help, stackable widgets, and an enhanced Dex expertise.


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